Batman Forever: Virtual Workprint - HD Rebuild

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(Updated: February 19, 2024)
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So i love the Red Book edit and wanted to try an edit of the film that doesn't try to veer to far from what the theatricals tone and look are. I enjoy this very much and obviously the deleted opening and ending plus the "red book' scene really should have stayed in the theatrical. Also loved the choice to switch the Wayne meeting Nygma scene to directly after the opening credits. The only complaint i can really state are the edit trims the "ill get drive thru"/"holy rusty metal, Batman!" lines but leaves way to much of Carrey's over-the-top shouting and one-liners. I would have liked to have scene some of his wackier moments toned way down. I would def recommend this one to fans looking for something in-between the theatrical and the radically altered Red Book cut!

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A few weeks back I had watched the Red Book Anniversary fanedit with my Dad. It was the first time he had seen a fanedit from beginning to end. One of the things he noted was how that the changing of the color palette to a more washed out/b&w tone felt almost like an entirely different movie, and how some scenes/moments from the original film were completely gutted from the edit. It got me wondering if there were any edits of Batman Forever that included the deleted scenes and still kept the overall feel of the original movie while removing/toning down some of the obnoxious bits.

I can happily say the Workprint Rebuild checked all boxes. It felt like, in my opinion, the closest we might get to seeing what a "Schumacher Cut" could look like.

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(Updated: November 24, 2023)
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After I finished watching this I flipped to the edit's Change Notes and was surprised to see so many! You kept all your edits seamless, and the many additions and few cuts were I think greatly to the film's benefit. I really liked the feel of the movie and the general tone that the Workprint narrative created. I actually had fun watching it, which was surprising because I remember being very unimpressed with this when I was younger. Either I'm getting old or the edit is just that good!

Great work updating this classic edit to HD!

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This is a beautifully constructed edit that is a must-watch.

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All due respect to the Red Book editions but BF Virtual Workprint was the best version of the film and this new HD rebuild delivers an improved visual experience making this the definitive BF edit. This is essential for all Batman fans. I love it, thank you for making it, I can't recommend it enough.

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